Are you limited with time and budget and still want the best trekking in Nepal? Well! If you are the one with this choice left, Langtang Valley trekking is the best trekking option you could find. Langtang valley trek route is the most hiked trekking trail in Nepal. The 9 days trek on the sublime mountain range and a diverse ecosystem make the Langtang trek one of the best treks in Nepal.
Why should you pick Langtang Valley in the first place as the best trekking destination in Nepal? Let's dig deep into the major elements that make Langtang trek a must for high-altitude trekkers.
By the time you finish reading these attributing essentials, you'll inquire about the availability of the Langtang Valley trek for Autumn 2022.
Even being close to Kathmandu, the largest city in Nepal, nothing in Langtang valley seems blemished by urban elements. You'll experience the mixed cultural and socio-economic lifestyle of Nepalese people of Tibetan origin in Langtang valley.
The naive Tamang and Tibetan origin people are the locals of this valley. The culture and rituals of this place date back a couple of centuries. The attires, stone-built houses, and the wood-carved porches reflect the intact Himalayan lifestyle. On top, Kyanjing Gompa, at Kyangin, holds a rigid pious space among Buddhists.
Langtang is similar to the Tibetan highlands, with heart-melting landscapes. On the route, you can see varieties of rhododendrons, bamboo forests, snow-capped peaks, and dancing waterfalls. These natural elements make your Langtang trekking a memorable time of a lifetime.
Langtang sits 30 km towards Kathmandu from the Tibet border. Surrounded in the north by the Himalayan giants, Langtang Lirung, at 7,245 metres, is the highest peak in Langtang valley. Chim Se Danda(ridge), Ganja La Pass at 5,122 metres, and Jugal Himal at 6,095 metres scintillate to the South of Langtang valley.
Tibet's tallest peak, Shishapangama at 8,013 metres, ornates Langtang heavenly. Langtang valley abodes 70 plus glaciers of sizes originating from the mighty Himalayas.
Flowy glaciers and moraines of Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, and several peaks feed the Langtang river, which streams through the valley gorgeously.
Langtang National Park is home to the supreme Hindu god, Lord Shiva. The freshwater lakes inside Langtang valley, Gosaikunda, and Bhairav Kunda are renowned among pilgrims. Another lake, Panch Pokhari, home to five freshwater lakes, also sits at 4,200 metres in Langtang National Park.
Every year, during Janai Purnima, Hindu pilgrims visit these lakes and take a bath. People believe that bathing in these lakes purifies the soul and body. Also, most people believe that bathing in Gosaikunda Lake eradicates skin diseases.
Buddhist pilgrims also visit Kyanjin Gompa during the time of Buddha Purnima. Also, trekking to Langtang during the Losar festival amalgamates cultural cum natural serenity.
Whatever the reason is, Langtang Valley is also an ideal festival trek destination.
We'll begin Langtang Valley trekking with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi for 7 hours. We'll stay overnight at Syabrubesi and hike to Lama Hotel the next day. The trek to Lama Hotel takes around 7 hours.
We'll climb to Mundu at 3,543 metres with the awe-inspiring landscape of Langtang valley as a backdrop. The trekking takes us through the sublime Langtang village.
We'll hike to Kyanjin Gompa at 3,870 metres the next day. The next day will be acclimatisation at Kyanjin. Langtang trekking trekkers usually hike to Tsergo Ri at 5,000 metres for sightseeing and acclimatisation.
We'll descend to Lama Hotel from Kyangjin Gompa the next day. We'll leave the luring Langtang valley behind. The next day, we'll climb to Syabrubesi and stay overnight at the lodge.
We'll take a final road trip from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu for 7 hours. It marks the end of our Langtang Valley trekking.
Langtang Valley trek is also customizable for further hikes to Ganja La Pass. But, we recommend you inform us before planning for customization.
We offer the best available meals and accommodation at tea houses en route to Langtang valley.
Tea houses, often known as lodges, offer meals and overnight stay for trekkers to Langtang. The locals from the valley run these tea houses. Thus, you'll get an ethnic taste or a variety of meals on the menu. Pizza, burger, porridge, toasts, and Dal Bhat are most common.
During peak Langtang trek season, you have to share a room in twin sharing with fellow trekkers. You can also carry sleeping bags if you want to be more comfortable. You'll also find hot showers, but we recommend not to shower at high altitudes.
If you have any nutritional requirements, dietary plans, or food allergies, do inform the tour guide before the start of the Langtang valley trek.
Langtang valley is home to several 7,000 metres peaks and an 8,000-metre mountain, Sishapangama. Further, countless glaciers, moraines, freshwater lakes, and the Langtang river decorate Langtang. Thus, trekking to Langtang valley during the best weather gives a heavenly experience.
Spring and Autumn are the best time for Langtang trekking to enjoy glimpses of mountains and inspiring landscapes.
Spring is a time for rhododendrons, berries, and more. It's the time when the landscape looks spectacular with greenery and snow-filled mountains. The hike on the Langtang trek route gives an unmatched experience.
Another season, Autumn, is also the best time for the Langtang valley trek. The post-monsoon greenery, clear sky, mild temperature, and fantastic landscape make the Langtang trek the best.
Our fixed departures for the Langtang trek in Autumn are already selling fast. Also, we organise this trip for limited clients. Thus, if you're looking for this trip at the best affordable rate, feel free to contact us.
Get in touch with our tour manager Mr. Sujan Neupaney to learn more about our Langtang region Trekking for Autumn 2022. Or you can send an email to email@example.com or call directly on WhatsApp at +9779851212358.
When you first land at Tribhuvan International airport, you will see a representative from your travel agency waiting for you at the gate.
You will drive to your hotel with your representative after the warm welcome. You will settle down there.
You can explore a bit of Kathmandu city and have dinner in the hotel or some other restaurants.
On your second day, you will explore more of the Kathmandu valley. You can go to visit major tourist locations within the valley.
You can visit UNESCO's world heritage sites like Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, etc.
You can also explore a bit around the durbar museums. There is four Palace museum within the valley near each other.
You will also get ready for the trek and buys the necessary stuff that you might need in your trek. You may consult with your travel agency and get the essential items.
On the third day, you will leave the city and drive up to the Syabru Besi, which is at an elevation of around 1460m.
It is a 7-hour drive with beautiful mountain views in the north. You will see the Trishuli river on the way to Dunche.
You will head towards Langtang National Park after Dunche.
Enjoy the view of the landscapes and villages along the way.
Once you reach the Syabru Besi, you will stay a night over at a lodge and call it a day.
The early morning of the fourth day starts with a trekking journey. You will set your destination as Lama Hotel for this day.
You will cross the Bhote Koshi river on the trail route. You will walk uphill through the forests filled with Rhododendron and oak trees. Though the trail is a bit complicated, you will finish it within 7 hours.
You will spend your night in a comfortable lodge in the small village area and prepare for your next day's trek.
On the fifth day, you will take off at dusk. The trek route will lead your way to the forests. You will love this 6-7 hours trek to the Mundu with impeccable views.
You will pass through the Ghoda tabela, where you start entering the valley. On the way to the valley, you will see a few temporary settlements of people and pasture lands. You will see yaks on those pasture lands and another livestock grazing in a flock.
After that, you will walk through the area that the earthquake destroyed in 2015. Many people, both local and international, lost their lives here.
Once you trek further, you see a settlement area with a few old and modern houses. You will stay here at a lodge and rest for the day.
You will walk through the Yak pastures on your sixth day. You will leave Mundu and trek in the inner part of the valley.
Your destination for the day is Kyanjin, where you can find a small cheese factory. You can explore the factory and monastery in that area.
If you feel like exploring more around the area, then you can just walk to the Langshisha Kharka and see the breathtaking view of the valley.
The majestic view of Mount Ganchempo and Mount Langtang will make your heart skip a beat. The views will stun you and capture your heart.
You will stay in the hotel of Kyangjin.
You will spend your day exploring the Kyangjin area.
You can walk around the village and interact with people. You will see the remarkable glaciers and ice structures.
You can ascend the Kyangjin Ri if you feel like it. This Kyangjin Ri offers the most beautiful and spectacular view of Langtang peaks.
You will love the panoramic view.
You will enjoy the day more with the small stroll and be mesmerized by the magnificent views of the valley.
On your eighth day, you can return to the Lama hotel on the same trail you walk up to the valley.
You don't have to stay a night at Mundu valley like before as it becomes easier to descend from high to low altitude.
The trek route will take around 6-7 hours to climb down to the destination for a day.
You can walk to the Lama hotel, enjoying the views and nature along the route. You will rest in a comfortable lodge in Lama Hotel after dinner.
You can detour a bit on the way to Syabru Besi from Lama hotel. You can go to the Rimche and then head to the Sherpa Gaon.
The detour will take longer than the original trek route, but it's worth it.
If you don't feel like detouring, you can directly head to the Syabru Besi, taking the original trail route of around 5 hours.
After the journey with a splendid view, you will spend your night at Syabru Besi.
You will drive up to the Kathmandu valley. Again the drive is filled with views of the Trishuli river and the settlement area around it. You will be able to arrive in Kathmandu in about 7 hours.
On your last day, you can go shopping. You can stroll around the city streets busting with the crowd of people.
You can get souvenirs for your close ones. You can also take a lot of pictures here.
A representative from your hotel will take you to the Tribhuwan International Airport. You can board your return flight and officially ends your trek journey here. You will depart with a beautiful memory of the trek.